3/28/2017 9:00 AM | 0 Comments

Ensuring your employees are satisfied and feel appreciated is important to boosting their productivity and creating a healthy, thriving corporate culture. So how do you create satisfied and productive employees?

Your management team can boost employee morale and productivity by introducing strategies that will motivate your employees during the 40 hour work week. From meaningful feedback to tangible rewards, there are plenty of ways to energize your workforce.

Reduce turnover and retain the best talent at your organization by implementing these 10 strategies:

  1. One of the easiest and most important ways to boost productivity is to show your employees that you truly appreciate them. A simple ‘thank you’ or ‘good job’ can go a long way in encouraging them to keep doing their best. Public appreciation in front of the whole team can go a long way to boost employee morale.

  2. Create a mission statement and purpose for the organization that unites your team and aligns everyone’s values. The management team should have a passion for the mission and purpose of the organization in order to get employees excited.

  3. Don’t wait for yearly reviews — provide meaningful feedback in a constructive manner on a regular basis to your employees. Helpful feedback, whether it is positive or negative, can encourage employees to continue striving to be better if it is communicated in a thoughtful manner.  

  4. Introduce incentives or rewards for exceptional performance. This could include a salary increase, a bonus, extra vacation days or other gifts. Be sure to tailor incentives to the employee’s job duties to make them as effective as possible. Give these incentives on a timely basis related to good performance, rather than once per year.

  5. Work with employees at all levels of the organization to formulate goals that coincide with the organization’s goals. These goals should be fulfilling and promote personal development as well as helping employees perform their jobs better. Give employees opportunities to take on new responsibilities or projects to grow as professionals.

  6. Train managers on how to develop better relationships with their team members, including discussing solid communication and frequent one-on-one engagement.

  7. Host company parties, lunches, or other fun events to encourage employees to take a break from the grind of the daily work day and allow them to socialize with other team members and managers in the organization.

  8. Create a culture of wellness at your organization. Your employees commit a lot of time and energy to their workday. Reward them with wellness benefits such as fitness classes, healthy snacks and drinks, ergonomic workstations, and fitness contests. Don’t forget to lead by example — managers and bosses should be healthy and promote a positive work-life balance.

  9. Ask for feedback and use it. Ask employees what the company could do to make them more motivated to do their jobs, or to help them be more productive. Employee surveys can reveal meaningful insights and help you improve.

  10. Develop transparent communication throughout the organization so employees are kept in the loop regarding organizational changes and goals. Employees will be more motivated and productive if they are kept in the know.  

Consider implementing these productivity-boosting strategies at your organization this year. The competition for top talent continues to grow fiercer — focus on keeping employees happy and motivated in order to recruit and retain them.

Have a question about how to motivate your workforce? Give us a call at (800) 333-7234, email us at customerservice@easterninsurance.com, or visit our website.


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